Advanced IPM Workshop Materials
UC Master Gardeners
Materials on this page are from breakout sessions of past regional "Advanced IPM Training for UC Master Gardeners" train-the-trainer workshops. Workshops were offered by UC IPM and held in 2009 (Cupertino, Davis, Riverside, and Fresno) and 2012-2013 (Davis, Riverside, Stockton, and Santa Clara).
These hands-on activities were designed for Master Gardener programs to use in educating other Master Gardener volunteers or the general public. Before deciding to give the presentation, read through the instructions and materials needed to make sure the activity is appropriate for your audience and matches the goals of your program.
The biological control page has resources you can use to educate yourself, other Master Gardeners, and your community about biological control and natural enemies in gardens and landscapes. Topic was presented during workshops held in 2012 and 2013.
Activities on the household pests page can be used to educate yourself and your community about different wood-destroying pests, how to recognize signs of damage, inspecting for pests, and management solutions. Topic was presented during workshops held in 2012 and 2013.
The activity on the less-toxic pesticides page is designed to teach participants about the elements of a pesticide product label, types of pesticides, organic and less-toxic active ingredients, and resources for additional pesticide information. Topic was presented during workshops held in 2012 and 2013.
Landscape pest identification
Using preserved plant samples with pest damage, help your audience learn how to better identify pests and diagnose symptoms. Use in conjunction with Landscape Pest Identification cards. Topic was presented during 2009 workshops.
The goal of this activity is to illustrate the features of the UC IPM Web pages and how to navigate the site. This is ideally done as a hands-on activity where each participant has her own computer to follow along, but it can also simply be a review of features while the audience watches the instructor navigate through the Web site. Use the "Exercises" handout for the hands-on portion or as homework for the audience to find features themselves. Topic was presented during 2009 workshops. Contact Karey Windbiel-Rojas if you need assistance in conducting a training using this topic.
Managing the Argentine ant
The Managing the Argentine ant page has resources you can use to educate yourself, other Master Gardeners, and your community about managing one of the most common household ant species. Topic was presented during 2009 workshops.
Other training activities
See the Training DVDs page for additional materials and activities. Other training topics include:
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